#ICJAO Campaign

Building a global alliance for a Climate Justice Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice!

In September 2021, the Government of Vanuatu announced its intentions to take climate change to the International Court of Justice seeking an Advisory Opinion. Such an advisory opinion would be a potent tool in bolstering state action on climate change, complement and strengthen the Paris Agreement, integrate human rights and climate change law and provide necessary baselines for state action on climate change.

The road to the ICJ requires the UN General Assembly to pass a resolution requesting the ICJ to provide its opinion on the matter. This September, this resolution will be tabled before UN member states and a simple majority vote will be needed in order to refer the matter to the ICJ. A strong diplomatic and political push is therefore currently underway from governments, and civil society in a bid to secure the necessary support at the General Assembly for such a resolution. Read more on the Pacific Island Students Fighting Climate Change website

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